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Recurring warts on the middle finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   i've got some eruptions on my middle finger of the left hand
User :   small eruptions...
User :   it is just below the nails...
User :   it has been there for 2 months now
Doctor :   Since when are you having it and What has been the Progress since then
User :   what could it be?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   sometimes the skin dries up...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For me to arrive at some kind of diagnosis you will need to answer me
User :   age:28, gender:male, marital status: single, weight:72, height:5'10
User :   n there are some wrinkles on places where the eruption has gone
User :   but it keeps comin back here and there
User :   what could it be?
Doctor :   Are they raised over the skin surface or they below it and do they have any Cauliflower like appearance to them
Doctor :   Do you keep you hands moist for long hours atwork
User :   they are above the skin surface
User :   no... i work mostly at my laptop
Doctor :   only on your Middle Finger and no where else is it and Do you indulge in Sex Fingering per say
User :   only on the middle finger
User :   no... no fingering in sex
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   But you do indulge in sex
User :   might hv done it about 6 months back of so... but this prob is only for hte last 2 months
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   ok
User :   what cud it be
Doctor :   I would suspect it to be a Wart that is the infection, or Viral infection that occurs in the nail beds else
Doctor :   a Fungal infection
User :   wart?
User :   ohh ok...
User :   wat shud i do?
Doctor :   If it is the earlier one then it will not need any treatment
Doctor :   else if your having any significant difficulty then get it Electro-cauterized
Doctor :   and that will prevent the recurrence
Doctor :   to
Doctor :   but if it is an infection like the Fungal then it will be needing the Anti-fungal ointment to treat
User :   but how do i know it is which?
Doctor :   It will need examination by the dermatologist to come to the diagnosis
Doctor :   Are you with me ?
User :   yes
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